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Coronavirus statistics: Latest numbers on COVID-19 cases and deaths
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Italy reports lowest daily Covid-19 death toll since beginning of lockdown
Italy’s authorities reported 174 people have died of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the lowest daily death toll since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown on March 9, which is set to be eased from tomorrow.
Italy is Europe’s worst hit country in terms of coronavirus-related deaths.
UK reports 315 more coronavirus-related deaths as total passes 28,446
The United Kingdom recorded an additional 315 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Minister of State Michael Gove said, bringing the total death toll to 28,446 in the country. In Europe, only Italy recorded a higher death toll, with over 28,700 casualties.
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Russia records sharp increase in new virus cases
Russia announced 10,633 new coronavirus cases today, nearly double the new cases reported a week ago.
More than half of Russia’s new cases were in Moscow, where concerns are rising on whether the capital’s medical facilities will be overwhelmed.
The country has so far reported more than 124,000 cases and over 1,200 coronavirus-related deaths.
Pompeo: Significant evidence coronavirus comes from laboratory in Wuhan
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was “significant evidence” that coronavirus originated from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the first epicentre of the pandemic.
Pompeo made this statement on ABC, declining to comment on whether he thought the virus had been intentionally released by Beijing.